Streams

Audie Cornish

Audie Cornish appears in the following:

Secret Service Chief On White House Breach: It Won't Happen Again

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Going into Julia Pierson's hearing before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Tuesday, President Obama has expressed confidence in her and the agency she leads. Will that change?

Comment

Congress Generally Supportive Of Action Against ISIS

Thursday, September 11, 2014

President Obama's request for congressional authorization to help Syrian rebels fight Islamic State militants has thrown a wrench into what was supposed to have been a quiet two weeks on Capitol Hill.

Comment

Obama's ISIS Plan A 'Sunni Awakening: Part Two'

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Obama administration's strategy for combating the Islamic State relies on ground forces provided by Iraq and Syria because the White House says it will not send U.S. combat troops. In Iraq, that means trying to win back Sunnis in areas where the group controls territory. Something similar happened during the Iraq war: it was called the Sunni Awakening.

Comment

Economy, Social Isolation May Be Driving Up Suicide Rates In Boomer Men

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Suicide rates among middle-aged men in America have shown a sudden, distressing increase in the last decade.

Comment

This Is Your Brain. This Is Your Brain On Music

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

A new study suggests that learning to play a musical instrument helps improve the brain's ability to process language. That means music lessons could give kids from low-income communities a big boost.

Comment

Apple Unveils New Payment System, iPhones, Smartwatch

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

On Tuesday afternoon, Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled the iPhone 6, a slightly larger iPhone 6 Plus, a mobile payment system and a new smartwatch.

Comment

These Kids Grew Up With The Woods As Their Only Classroom

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Ben Hewitt's sons do not follow standardized curriculum; there are no tests or grades. He is a member of the "unschooling" movement.

Comment

Shark Encounter Wasn't 'Jaws,' Exactly — But It Was Still Jarring

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Two Massachusetts girls were knocked into the water by a shark while kayaking near Plymouth. After half an hour in the ocean, they were finally picked up by the harbor master.

Comment

Gridiron Tech Tags Players, Delving Deeper Into The Game's Data

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Something new is coming to the NFL this year: high-tech tracking devices on players. In some stadiums, they'll give teams and TV audiences real-time readouts of player movements. They'll also give coaches tons of data to fine-tune their game plans.

Comment

American Ebola Patients Leave Atlanta Hospital Healthy

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Two U.S. missionaries who caught the Ebola virus in Liberia have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital after fully recovering. They were the first known Ebola patients flown to the U.S. for treatment. Both received an experimental drug called ZMapp, but it remains unclear what role that treatment played in their recovery.

Comment

One Woman's 'Pay It Forward' Moment Inspires 11 Hours Of Kindness

Thursday, August 21, 2014

At a drive-through Starbucks in St. Petersburg, Fla., a chain of generosity included hundreds of customers.

Comment

Senate Control May Swing On North Carolina's Unpopularity Contest

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan wants voters to punish her GOP challenger Thom Tillis, the speaker of the state House, for unpopular laws. Tillis wants to aim anger toward the president at Hagan.

Comment

U.S. Reveals Failed Special Forces Mission To Rescue Hostages

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Obama administration's admission comes on the heels of the release of a video by the militant group known as the Islamic State, which depicts the killing of American journalist James Foley.

Comment

Supreme Court Steps In To Put Hold On Va. Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Supreme Court has stayed a Virginia court's ruling which ended the state's ban on same-sex marriages.

Comment

Simin Behbahani, 'Lioness Of Iran,' Dies At 87

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Iranian poet and women's rights advocate Simin Behbahani has died. Her work probed the social and political challenges that faced Iran after its Islamic Revolution. She was 87.

Comment

U.S. Begins Airstrikes Against Iraqi Militants, With Narrow Aims

Friday, August 08, 2014

U.S. jet fighters have commenced airstrikes against the Islamist militant group known as the Islamic State. Meanwhile, American cargo planes have also begun humanitarian airdrops to support a minority religious community now surrounded by the group in the mountains of northern Iraq.

Comment

Letters: Your Take On Men In America

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Melissa Block and Audie Cornish read listener responses to the All Things Considered series about what it means to be a man in America today.

Comments [1]

What's The Big Screen Recipe For A Good Guy-Cry? You Tell Us

Monday, August 04, 2014

In an exploration of men's roles and masculinity in America, All Things Considered asked listeners to 'fess up about the movies that make men cry. Here's what they had to say.

Comment

A Note Of Appreciation And Farewell For Margaret Low Smith

Friday, August 01, 2014

Margaret Low Smith has spent the past three decades with NPR, first as a production assistant and lately as the leader of the network's news division. As she departs from the network, Ari Shapiro and Audie Cornish offer a word of thanks.

Comment

Facing Conservative Opposition, House Republicans Nix Border Bill Vote

Thursday, July 31, 2014

House GOP leaders have abruptly canceled a vote on their own bill meant to address the surge of unaccompanied minors at the Mexican border. An effort to pass a pared down version of President Obama's request was blocked by a group of Tea Party conservatives. NPR's Senior Correspondent Ron Elving discusses the state of play.

Comment